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Chapter 8 - Resisting Temptation Is Crucial to Your Maturity - # “No Room in the Inn?”

November 24, 2020 Brad Wyrick
Follow Me into Eternity
Chapter 8 - Resisting Temptation Is Crucial to Your Maturity - # “No Room in the Inn?”
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Chapter 8 - Resisting Temptation Is Crucial to Your Maturity - # “No Room in the Inn?”
Nov 24, 2020
Brad Wyrick

Embrace trials while resisting Temptations

 "Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."  (James 4:7).

VIEW: TRAILER – NO ROOM IN THE INN

“NO ROOM IN THE INN” has become a metaphor for just about everything that goes wrong in our lives. Not that we take the story of Mary and Joseph lightly, but we can see their trials and hardships reflected in our situations. However, take courage in the Lord, knowing that our tests will produce patience and hope. God is faithful to His promises to be with us, deliver us, and strengthen our walk with Him. 

Knowing God’s ways are not our ways, yet His way will always perfect us as we wait upon Him. The trying of our faith is transforming us into the image of Christ. Whatever the tribulation we are going through, He has a divine plan for it and a purpose for us to fulfill.

God has a promise we can count on whenever we feel that there is “NO ROOM IN THE INN” for us. “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). We need to exercise faith in His preordained will and discipline ourselves to wait on the Lord and develop patience while waiting for His answers to our breakthroughs.

Embrace trials while resisting temptations because the temptation to evil desires and to act on them is dangerous. James tells us that the reason this is so is that it will lead to sin and death: "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death" (James 1:14-15). 

Where there is sin, there is always death of some kind. We experience — the end to a relationship, our influence, our intimacy with God.  The equation is absolute but straightforward:  temptation plus sin equals death.  Is the gratification of your fascination and evil desires worth what it will destroy? Beware!

It is easy to become discouraged and tempted to give up and give in when we continue to fail before the tempter.  Our continued failure is often, in part, the result of our misunderstandings about the nature of temptation. Our responsibility is to control the things that dominate our thoughts.  Christ was tempted, but without sin.

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Show Notes

Embrace trials while resisting Temptations

 "Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."  (James 4:7).

VIEW: TRAILER – NO ROOM IN THE INN

“NO ROOM IN THE INN” has become a metaphor for just about everything that goes wrong in our lives. Not that we take the story of Mary and Joseph lightly, but we can see their trials and hardships reflected in our situations. However, take courage in the Lord, knowing that our tests will produce patience and hope. God is faithful to His promises to be with us, deliver us, and strengthen our walk with Him. 

Knowing God’s ways are not our ways, yet His way will always perfect us as we wait upon Him. The trying of our faith is transforming us into the image of Christ. Whatever the tribulation we are going through, He has a divine plan for it and a purpose for us to fulfill.

God has a promise we can count on whenever we feel that there is “NO ROOM IN THE INN” for us. “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). We need to exercise faith in His preordained will and discipline ourselves to wait on the Lord and develop patience while waiting for His answers to our breakthroughs.

Embrace trials while resisting temptations because the temptation to evil desires and to act on them is dangerous. James tells us that the reason this is so is that it will lead to sin and death: "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death" (James 1:14-15). 

Where there is sin, there is always death of some kind. We experience — the end to a relationship, our influence, our intimacy with God.  The equation is absolute but straightforward:  temptation plus sin equals death.  Is the gratification of your fascination and evil desires worth what it will destroy? Beware!

It is easy to become discouraged and tempted to give up and give in when we continue to fail before the tempter.  Our continued failure is often, in part, the result of our misunderstandings about the nature of temptation. Our responsibility is to control the things that dominate our thoughts.  Christ was tempted, but without sin.

  • LOVE OFFERINGS ARE WELCOMED AT PAYPAL

[email protected] 

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